Ariel Ostad, M.D. on Whether Skin Cancer Affects Other Types of Cancer

Posted by Admin on November 5, 2010

The other aspect of the study was where individuals with skin cancer had a higher incidence of non-skin cancer, whether it was prostate, colon, lung or breast cancer. I have been practicing for over 15 years now and I have treated about 15,000 skin cancer patients -- about a thousand a year. I can say that I don%u2019t think it is the skin cancer that increases the incidence for patients to develop other kinds of cancer. When you look at a cohort can certainly develop other kinds of cancer, but that maybe because they are not living a healthy life style, they are not exercising, or they are not eating well. It is not the skin cancer that causes them to develop internal cancers.

I believe that because of the industrial world that we live in today the incidence of cancers is high --whether it is lung, colon, breast or even skin cancer. You can see that all around us. But I don’t agree with the conclusion of this study. Based on my experience I don’t see the association between a skin cancer and a subsequent cancer. I definitely think does it correlates with other skin cancers, but not internal cancers.


Disclaimer

Subscribe to our newsletter

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new stories on Empowereddoctor.com

Featured Specialities:

Featured Doctors:

The Farber Center

Cervical Cancer Treatment NY

21 West Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Call: 888-460-0581

Optimal Wellness

Dr. Paul Dreschnack Dr. Paul Dreschnack
Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery NY

14 E.69th Street
New York, NY 10021

Call: 888-560-4045

The Eastchester Center for Cancer Care

Dr. Lucia Boselli
PET Scan/ Lung Cancer (Bronx)

2330 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10469

Call: (888) 860-7136

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Locations


,

Call: 888-417-1667